Yuvraj Singh will captain India Red © Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh will captain India Red © Getty Images

Catch the live cricket streaming of the first match in the Duleep Trophy 2016-17, between India Red and India Green, which will be played with the pink cricket ball, at starsports.com. The first-ever pink cricket ball match in India will be played at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in Greater Noida. While Yuvraj Singh will be leading the India Red team, all-rounder Suresh Raina will be there as the captain of the India Green team. The four-day match will be played on August 23, 24, 25 and 26. The tournament begins on August 23 and will finish on September 14. ALSO READ – India Red vs India Green, Duleep Trophy Live Updates of first pink cricket ball competition in India

The third team in the tournament, India Blue, will be captained by Gautam Gambhir. It is interesting to see three of India’s very experienced cricketer leading different teams in the Duleep Trophy 2016-17, especially when the pink cricket ball is being experimented in India in a First-Class match for the first-time ever.

It is possible that few of India’s current Test cricketers such as Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and even Ravichandran Ashwin take part in the Duleep Trophy 2016-17 towards the later stages of the tournament once they have returned from the tour of West Indies and US, where they are playing two T20Is against the Caribbean team.

Among the experienced cricketers in the tournament is Harbhajan Singh, who will play for India Green. Cheteshwar Pujara, who had an ordinary outing in the Caribbean, will be there for India Blue. Test opener Murali Vijay will be appearing for India Green.